Brook Debebe is not your average businessman. A career ​diplomat who previously served as Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Belgium, Brook is supporting his country in a new way these days– as General Manager of  Ethio-Leather Industry (ELICO). Established in 1997, ELICO is a leather goods company that operates three manufacturing units in Ethiopia’s capital city Addis Ababa. The company provides sustainable livelihoods to over 30 local suppliers, producing leather hides, shoes, belts, bags and jackets of world class quality.